UI Artist

Art Santa Ana, California


Description

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively within a team of developers to create an intuitive UI experience.
  • Must be able to achieve desired V-tar quality on a project, while having the flexibility to create unique and original designs.
  • Create a unique, and engaging visual identity that supports, and reinforces gameplay.
  • Apply, and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface.
  • Create flow charts and wireframes demonstrating menu and user story flow.
  • Create functional prototypes and animatics demonstrating UI interaction models.
  • Create and maintain documentation including style guides and design documentation.
  • Create and implement art assets into the project.
  • Collaborate with a team of engineers and designers in the design and implementation of UI components.
  • Identify priorities and gaps in current designs, and contribute and iterate on creative solutions
  • Clearly communicate updates and properly escalate concerns to the appropriate team members
  • Seek to optimize and create efficient workflows with other developers.
  • Other duties may be assigned to accomplish company or department objectives.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Experience:

  • 1 - 2+ years of experience in visual design or video game development
  • Must have shipped 1+ AAA video game titles as a UI Artist
  • PS4, XB1 or PC Development experience
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

 

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Art or equivalent work experience

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Masterful Proficiency in the Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of creating motion graphics using Flash, Nuke or After Effects
  • Strong graphic design and layout sense
  • Understanding of User-Centric UX design
  • Must be able to translate a written design into a visual design
  • Must be able to identify and accommodate end-user needs
  • Ability to give and receive critiques professionally
  • Understand the limitations of consoles, memory and performance issues
  • Be able to work within tight deadlines and constraints
  • Ability to manage own time and schedule diligently
  • Be able to work closely with engineers and create an efficient workflow to generate and implement UI and menu assets into the game
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion about games and game development


Pluses

  • Game Engine Experience UE3, UE4, CryEngine3+, Unity; Proprietary engines
  • Knowledge of one 3D package
  • Understand how to use shader networks to improve UI
  • Scripting or programming experience; HTML5, CSS, Actionscript 3.0
  • Experience in 3D, FX, or other specializations
  • Website Frontend experience
  • Experience using Jira & Confluence
  • Experience with Perforce